Tahlia

Tahlia

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Easter!!!


This week we have been finding lots of new people to teach. We had 2 family nights last week, which is our goal every week. It’s going pretty well. We found some people who are really great. We made a contact on the street with a guy named Anselmo. He was super interested in the Book of Mormon. We then marked a day to come back. I was doing divisions with a sister when we found Anselmo. We went to his house and he wasn’t there but we found his sister Tacila. We started talking with her and found out she had lost her mom about 3 months ago and was going to a church where they don’t believe that we can be together with our families forever. Her church believes that we won’t know anyone--that we will all be strangers after this life. We testified of the plan of salvation that the Lord has for us and that we will know each other after this earth. The spirit was so strong and she told us that she always felt that in her heart. 

Conference was amazing! So many changes happened. There will be a temple in Russia--that is so amazing. A Brazilian Apostle!!! Everyone was sooo happy here. I love the conference season--the chance we have to hear from our prophet and his apostles. We are truly blessed. This conference strengthened my testimony about a living prophet who guides us today. 

Easter was good! We got some chocolate eggs that some people made for us--Lots of chocolate. I’m feeling the Easter love in my belly!! It is so nice to remember the Savior a little bit more during this season! I’m grateful for my Savior and his love I feel every day on my mission. Every moment I feel his love! --in times of grief or pain or love and joy. He is always there.

Love you all!!! 


Sister Erickson 

Monday, March 19, 2018

TARUMA

Hello Everyone!

This week was a crazy week. Lots of things happened. It was the last week of the transfer and we had lots of things to do. We did splits with the young women in the ward. We visited less-actives. We did contacts with them, or as our president calls is ETCS. Ensinar (Teach), Testificar (testify), and Convidar (invite). There is no such thing as a contact anymore in our mission. We have been working more with the members this last week. We had an activity that we planned and did on Friday night in our ward. We did Minute to Win It games with the recent converts and members and investigators--it was a hit. We also had a message we gave about the love of our savior and the atonement. It was way special. 

My companion got super sick on Saturday night and I had to take her to the hospital at 2 in the morning. We stayed there all night long and left at 8 am. We didn’t go to church because my companion was practically dying. The elders came and gave the sacrament to us. I am so tired--I didn’t get to sleep at all. She kept on throwing up all day long and I took her back to the hospital. We had transfers last night so I don’t know how my old companion is doing. I wanted to stay by her side until she got better but it would have complicated the transfers. 

I am now in my 4th area called Taruma, I am with my new companion, Sister Flora. I was already companions with her 4 transfers ago. She and I are the Sister Leader Trainers now. I am scared out of my mind but I know it will be great. I know the Lord wants me here in this area to help these people and the sisters. Wish me luck everyone! #prayforsiserickson

I love you all!
Thanks for all the support. 

Sister Erickson 


Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Happy March!!


This week was a great weeek! We had lots of success! It was sooo hot this week!! It was soo hard to walk in the heat all day. The sun is terrible here in Curitiba!

This week we visited a lot of less-actives. Many of them didn’t even know they were baptized or they said, “Oh I showed up one day and got baptized!” We have a little work to do in this area. 

This week we also had 2 baptisms! Rosilene and Janayna! It was such a special day. Rosilene bore her testimony in the program. We sang "A Childs Prayer". It was wonderful. I loved seeing them enter into the waters of baptism, seeing them be cleansed of all their sins, and seeing the happy and joyful looks they had on their faces afterwards. I love helping all these people. It was a special moment that I was happy to share with them. 

This is the last week of the transfer and I can’t believe another transfer has gone by. I don’t know if we will be transferred. Everyone says that this area will turn into an area for elders. I am really sad because this area is great for sisters, but whatever happens will be for the best. 

Today we got the chance to go to Jardim Botancio. It was soo cool--my first time going to any tourist point. We took lots of pictures. After ate at McDonalds-- which let me tell you is not that great! (Way better in the United States and wayyyyyyy cheaper) I love you all and hope you all are doing well!!

Com amor, 

Sister Erickson 
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Monday, February 26, 2018

THIS IS BRASIL!





Well this week I think I have seen everything imaginable here in Brasil. I learned lots of things and met lots of interesting people. First off our investigators had beer in their house so we took the beer from them and dumped it on the side of the road. My companion smelled like beer after that. We had to stop in a member’s house and wash our hands.

One investigator who we started teaching this week, has a husband who is a thief for a living. There are people who sell drugs on the corner of a bakery where we pass every single day. “THIS IS BRASIL,” as said in Fast and Furious! 

On the bright side, our investigators will be baptized this Saturday!! I am so excited for them! Roselaine and Janayna--a mom and daughter. They are so excited and they already want to enter in the temple. I love being a missionary and watching this change happen in the lives of others.

I don’t have much time to write this week but I love you all!!

Sister Erickson 


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Buenos!

Buenos!

I hope everyone had a great Valentines Day! Yes, of course I did too--working for the Lord on this day! Feeling the Lord’s love!! This week was a great week! We didn’t have p-day on Monday because we went to the temple today (Wednesday). I love the temple more then ever as you all know.

This week we marked a date with our investigators for March 3rd!! I hope everything will go right and they can be baptized. We worked hard to mark this date.

This won’t be a long letter today but I love you all and thanks for all the support. On Sunday I will have 1 year and 1 month wahooooo! Time is flying by. I love this work here. I’m doing everything I can to please the Lord in this work. I hope you all are doing welllllll!! 

te amo!!!

Sister Erickson